Mrs. Dykowski... fights germs

Once I get out from under the load of work I neglected while I took most of last week off to wipe noses, I am going to massively disinfect our house. 

Darci was the first victim of a virus that knocked the Dykowski gals off our feet for several days. 

I was close behind her. 

I’ll be honest, I didn’t hate staying home playing with little creatures and watching kid movies. 

It was like a little mother-daughter staycation with a lot of snot. 

We weren’t whiney vegetables the whole week — just most of it.

We also built a fort to play in with a flashlight. We planned their Halloween costumes and Darci’s birthday party, which are still months away. 

Those were the highlights for me. 

For Darci I’m pretty sure it was the virtually unlimited screen time. We’re usually kind of strict about that. 

A few days in, poor Audrey joined the ranks of the sickies. 

That kid is happy in all kinds of circumstances. I’ve never seen a feverish baby laugh so much. 

She’s just the best. 

Of course, like any kid, they needed lots of extra attention, and it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows as I changed diapers with a throbbing headache.

So we depended enormously on our hero, “Daddy.” He cooked and cleaned and relieved me of baby duty as much as his work would allow. 

Many thanks to him for being his wonderful self. I expect no less after he’s come through for me again and again, but I try not to take him for granted. 

We’re all pretty much better now, thankfully. 

I’m sure he’s relieved to be kicked out of the kitchen. 

So I’ll do what I can to keep the germs from going around the house again. 

I’ll restock the tissues, use up the last of the lysol and wash the bedding. 

Happy Labor Day. 

Sarah Dykowski is the wife of Publisher Scott Dykowski. She can be reached at

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